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Search: Posts Made By: harvey19a
Forum: Ellerman 29th November 2016, 10:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,677
Posted By harvey19a
The "missing" sister, the C o Port Elizabeth, was...

The "missing" sister, the C o Port Elizabeth, was indeed laid up in Newcastle, on the Town Quay (not Spillers, where they had normally berthed). Whilst there, there was no Master on board, but the...
Forum: BP Shipping 20th February 2015, 08:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By harvey19a
Hi Graham, We went to Shields in September of...

Hi Graham,
We went to Shields in September of 1970 for 2/M. I remember that he had been sailing as U3/O for a while - sea time in that rank didn't count in full towards the 24 months needed, hence...
Forum: BP Shipping 18th February 2015, 05:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By harvey19a
Cadet called Nicholls?

I wondered if anyone remembers a deck cadet / uncert 3/O called Nicholls (have forgotten his first name).

We were up at South Shields doing Second Mate's in 1970. Unfortunately, when we visited...
Forum: BP Shipping 18th February 2015, 04:07
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By harvey19a
As is often the case, there were several...

As is often the case, there were several contributory factors (including issues with the P/V valves) - the main issue was a change of orders after loading started, and a tank which had previously...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 3rd January 2014, 00:27
Replies: 102
Views: 46,560
Posted By harvey19a
City of Paris - blast from the past

Hello Charles,
As a relative youngster, I did not go to sea until 1967...! - however I had a girlfriend in '71 / '72 who had travelled back from the Cape to UK as a baby on the last voyage of the...
Forum: BP Shipping 30th July 2008, 07:38
Replies: 49
Views: 6,227
Posted By harvey19a
No-Go Areas

You are quite correct - BP's QA system lists areas where Company vessels are NOT to go, and some where you may go, but only under certain circumstances.

Of course, the final decision is down to...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 30th July 2008, 06:43
Replies: 1
Views: 3,818
Posted By harvey19a
China moves on

Hi Rushie,

The plans may seem ambitious, but they are going forwards. China has just (3 months ago) brought into service it's first LNG carrier - the Dapeng Sun (built with outside help, of...
Forum: The Radio Room 23rd April 2008, 03:36
Replies: 31
Views: 4,635
Posted By harvey19a
Memories of 1975, as Second Mate on a Medi boat...

Memories of 1975, as Second Mate on a Medi boat (Silvio - Wilsons of Hull). - 1599 tons gross so no R/O, only myself and an R/T set. On a normal voyage, sent 1 ETA each port, and never received...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 20th April 2008, 01:30
Replies: 102
Views: 46,560
Posted By harvey19a
Hi Robin, Have to strain the brain a bit, but...

Hi Robin,
Have to strain the brain a bit, but cadet, 66-70, on Poona, York, Cape Town, Lancaster???, York again, then 3/O 70-72 on York and Dundee, the started 73 as 2/O on Wellington IO think!!...
Forum: Say Hello 18th April 2008, 21:47
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By harvey19a
Old 49'er

I have the dubious honour of sharing an office with Dave!! Lots of swinging lamps in here, I can tell you....... All worth writing down for others to share - that's why we're here.

Harvey
Forum: Tankers 15th April 2008, 08:22
Replies: 14
Views: 3,307
Posted By harvey19a
Ron, Thanks for that. Much appreciated. ...

Ron,

Thanks for that. Much appreciated.

Regards,

Harvey
Forum: Tankers 15th April 2008, 08:12
Replies: 1
Views: 5,899
Posted By harvey19a
Talking BP Shipping Latest fleet list

Gentlemen,

Go to bp.com website, then About BP >>> Products and Services >>> BP Shipping then link to fleet on right hand side.

It's fairly up to date. All but a couple of the ships are now...
Forum: Esso Tankers 15th April 2008, 07:40
Replies: 137
Views: 59,267
Posted By harvey19a
Hi Andy, Sure we sailed together - was in...

Hi Andy,

Sure we sailed together - was in Esso from 77 to 94...........

Ken Ross - remember him well. He was Purser on the Scotia. Woke up one morning with a throbbing gum, and during breakfast...
Forum: Tankers 14th April 2008, 11:27
Replies: 14
Views: 3,307
Posted By harvey19a
Regent Pembroke mmmm. Went to the launch, as a...

Regent Pembroke mmmm. Went to the launch, as a schoolboy, with Mum and Dad (Dad worked in the yard at the time).

Have a hazy recollection that it might have been the biggest ship / tanker /...
Forum: Esso Tankers 14th April 2008, 11:11
Replies: 60
Views: 25,541
Posted By harvey19a
A little bit of humour concerning the York..........

A little bit of humour concerning the York.......

As you all know, she was many years on the coast, and all onboard were very used to daily papers, Corrie at 7.30 three times a week, etc etc., and...
Forum: Esso Tankers 14th April 2008, 10:48
Replies: 57
Views: 35,466
Posted By harvey19a
The Northumbria was certainly not a great...

The Northumbria was certainly not a great testament to British shipbuilding. I remember her at Fawley when I was Shift Super there in 81/82 - she had a metre of solidified crude in 2 wings ballast...
Forum: Ellerman 14th April 2008, 09:31
Replies: 11
Views: 4,885
Posted By harvey19a
I remember Dave Sumpton in the early 70's. As I...

I remember Dave Sumpton in the early 70's. As I recall his father and uncle (brothers) were both Masters in the fleet - the uncle sadly died in his sleep in Cape Town, homeward bound.

Dave had a...
Forum: Ellerman 14th April 2008, 02:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,648
Posted By harvey19a
Memories

As a new member I have greatly enjoyed scanning the Ellermans fora.

I was too late to be associated with the Lucknow, but some of the names I instantly recall - Glen Waage, of course, that fine...
Forum: Ellerman 13th April 2008, 23:33
Replies: 189
Views: 45,238
Posted By harvey19a
Ian, Got one or two pics myself which I can...

Ian,
Got one or two pics myself which I can send you when next on leave - the C o York (expect yopu've got loads already) and my first ship the C o Poona (although I suspect it's in Ben Line...
Forum: Ellerman 13th April 2008, 08:31
Replies: 6
Views: 3,347
Posted By harvey19a
I was 3rd. Mate on the Dundee from Sept 71 to...

I was 3rd. Mate on the Dundee from Sept 71 to March 72. All I can remember now are Capt. MacGregor (?) from Dundee, 2/Mate Mike Main from Bearsden and faces of a few engineers who were from the...
Forum: Ellerman 13th April 2008, 08:22
Replies: 32
Views: 10,964
Posted By harvey19a
Anyone remember Richie Niven, or Tony...

Anyone remember Richie Niven, or Tony Lavis-Jones, from the late 60's / early 70's - also a Capt. Gardner (Hoppity) ??
Forum: Ellerman 13th April 2008, 08:15
Replies: 87
Views: 28,482
Posted By harvey19a
Hi guys, I was with Ellerman and Bucknall, deep...

Hi guys,
I was with Ellerman and Bucknall, deep sea, but did the odd trip with Wilsons in the 70's. The Rapallo first of all - the O/M had a glass eye, One-Eyed Wal from Withernsea. Later the Silvio...
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